In the mood for Ubud

I’m posting this from my iPhone so pardon spelling and grammmmatical errrrrors. We’ve been in Ubud, Bali since early Saturday morning. Early – as in left the house at 4am against Mr. Sandman’s strongest wills to remain on the lovely couch cushions (shipped our bed to Manila). It was odd saying goodbye to the house I’ve called home since 2002. A home where so many memories were etched into my mind, so many events have taken place, and where lifeRead more

Muara Karang – A Glimpse of the Past

Their day begins as most of the city slips into slumber. The fishermen of Muara Karang have a schedule all their own. The fish market of Sunda Kelapa is their version of the business district although the dress policy may not reflect that of the ‘other’ CBD in downtown Jakarta. If you have yet to visit the historic fish market, you truly are missing a plethora of sights and smells not seen many other places, even in The Big Durian.Read more

Off to Bali!

We’re leaving for Bali in about 6 hours. We’ll be gone for the next 4 weeks (nice long break huh?), but I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to check in and continue to post during our travels. I forgot to mention this before, but if those of you living in Indonesia have a chance, check out the latest issue of Kabar Magazine. The cover photo is one of mine and there’s a 5 page photo essay inside that I wrote.Read more

Winding Down

You may have noticed a bit of lag in my communication lately. These past two months have been among the busiest and most hectic of the 47 months since arriving in Indonesia. I haven’t been on a regular schedule at the gym in almost 8 weeks (been told by half-dozen people that I’m “shrinking” – ahh Indonesian charm!), I’ve had to turn down my friends’ invitations on almost a daily basis, and even Novita hasn’t had much time to beRead more

Small Exhibition

I’ve been ridiculously busy this week preparing for a small exhibition of my photos taking place this weekend. See, I love traveling, I love taking photos, and I don’t mind the hours of Photoshop spent tweaking each one that makes the ‘cut’. What I don’t enjoy doing is promoting my work. I suck at that. With the help of Novita, Treespotter, Avi, Ian, and a few others, I’ve been getting my butt in gear to finally start making something ofRead more

Of Beauty and Footsteps

My latest creation. What do you think? Balinese dancer – Ubud, Bali These are the times when it’s a bit frustrating trying to maintain a blog/photoblog without using a separate site for the photos. Many of the images are much more striking if viewed as a larger size. I’m thinking about printing this one quite large – maybe 2 meters… Think it’d look good on my yellow wall. By the way – if you happen to live in Indonesia, nextRead more